JAL Group has anounced that effective September 2002, it'll drop Kagoshima - Hong Kong flight after 30 years of service of this route. JAL launched this route since 1972.
The reason why JAL suspending this route because it's load factor has dropped below 50% since 9-11 attack. The load factor for this route was usually 70%.
Meanwhile Japan Asia Airways (JAA) will suspend daily Okinawa - Taipei flight, the load factor for this route is around 50%, operated by a 767. China Airlines flies double daily flight between Okinawa - Taipei with 738.